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Old January 1st, 2017, 07:11 PM   #61
 
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I've owned just about every popular brand of pistol .... including several Glocks. You won't see any Glocks in my safe. If you are leaning toward a 9mm or possibly a 40 S&W, the best pistol on the market is a CZ-75b. Flawless operation, ergonomically sound, accurate, 16 round magazines, many features, and they don't look bad either.

Here's my stainless 75b ....

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My CZ75B would most likely be my most accurate handgun.
Looks good as well.....


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Old January 1st, 2017, 09:19 PM   #62
 
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A Glock will serve you well. If you are looking for something different in 9MM, you should take a look at what CZ has to offer. Numerous offerings (e.g., size, rails, metal, polymer, etc) that are fairly prices, accurate and ergonomic.
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As expected, this thread went all over the map.

I've owned CZ's and they are excellent guns. There are a lot details about the CZ's that make those pistols stand out: steel construction, inside the frame slide rails, excellent grip, DA/SA operation with SA "cocked and locked" option and other positive features. They are well made a still a good value.

Getting back to the OP, and his "time for a Glock" question.
I was never a Glock hater but I was ambivalent towards the Glock for a long time. I now have a lot of respect for the Glock platform. They are incredibly reliable, they are durable and they just flat out work.
Once you get past all of the prejudice, most of which is based on appearance and adherence to tradition, there's a lot to like about a Glock.

YES - they are ugly, no argument there.
YES- the frame is plastic. It works, get over it.
Safety - if you put a live round in the chamber and pull the trigger it is supposed to go bang. If you don't want it to go bang, don't pull the trigger. I don't know what else to tell you.
Accuracy- I don't think Glocks were ever intended to be target pistols but I'd be willing to bet that they are capable of better accuracy than most shooters are able to extract from them.

The guns are simple and that's a good thing. They are also incredibly tough, also a good thing. As a combat pistol, they do what they are supposed to do.

There's a long list of companies that make Glock knock offs. That saying about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery is true.

I've said it before and it's worth repeating:
Any striker fired, plastic framed, high capacity pistol with a square cross section slide that locks to the barrel via a squared off ejection port (a' la SIG) - That isn't a Glock - IS A GLOCK COPY. Just buy the Glock instead.
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Getting back to the OP, and his "time for a Glock" question.
I was never a Glock hater but I was ambivalent towards the Glock for a long time. I now have a lot of respect for the Glock platform. They are incredibly reliable, they are durable and they just flat out work.
Once you get past all of the prejudice, most of which is based on appearance and adherence to tradition, there's a lot to like about a Glock.

YES - they are ugly, no argument there.
YES- the frame is plastic. It works, get over it.
Safety - if you put a live round in the chamber and pull the trigger it is supposed to go bang. If you don't want it to go bang, don't pull the trigger. I don't know what else to tell you.
Accuracy- I don't think Glocks were ever intended to be target pistols but I'd be willing to bet that they are capable of better accuracy than most shooters are able to extract from them.

The guns are simple and that's a good thing. They are also incredibly tough, also a good thing. As a combat pistol, they do what they are supposed to do.

There's a long list of companies that make Glock knock offs. That saying about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery is true.
^^^^^Nailed it.^^^^^

Best summation of Glocks I've ever read especially the highlighted comment regarding prejudice and adherence to tradition.

I've read for years about how great the CZ75 is and it may be but every time I've handled one they just didn't fit my hand and they felt cheap. I actually once went to my LGS specifically to buy one but after handling it I couldn't do it. It felt like a toy and the controls were flimsy IMO. To be fair I haven't shot one and a little range time might change my mind. When I run out of other gun interests maybe I'll revisit the CZ75 but for now I'm good with my Sigs, Berettas and Ruger 9mm's.

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I went from carrying a colt government model to a glock 17 in 1988 and have several other of their models that have accumulated through the years and can say I've not found a more reliable pistol. A glock 17 or 19 would be a fine choice imo.

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Over the last few years I've been able to put together a pretty well rounded gun collection that is mostly made up of Rugers. While I've considered other brands along the way, I've pretty much always chosen the Ruger offering in each class of gun I've been interested in because I've always had such good luck with them. And they are almost always less expensive.

So with the bases pretty much covered, anything I buy at this point is really just another range toy. Between a non-Ruger rifle I'm about to sell and some Christmas cash/gift cards, I'm ready to add to the collection.

I'm mostly interested in adding another 9mm pistol at this point. I could get a RAP in that caliber (I already have one in 45ACP) or I could get another 9E and get it custom colored (I feel like a FDE colored handgun would be cool). Alternatively, though, I'm thinking its time to try another major manufacturer. I've looked at the Glock 17 and 19 off and on for a few years but never bitten.

Alternatively I could look at Sig P320 or S&W M&P. Or maybe there is something else I should be considering.

Just wondering what other Ruger fans think about the non-Ruger popular options.


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I like Glocks, I've had half a dozen or so, I don't currently have any. But you won't go wrong with a 19.

My current obsession, other than Rugers, are M&Ps. I really like M&Ps.

YMMV.
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I am not a Glock fan either. I would hold off until the new CZ P10 compact becomes available this month. The reviews have been excellent on it
Here are a few of my CZs
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The one thing that strikes me about some of these comments is when i hear people say "i've had a few over the years but don't currently own any" ... my question is this if they are so wonderful why did you get rid of them? just askin .....

Glocks are what i'm referring to ...
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I own one Glock, and I consider it a decent Concealed carry pistol, however my real Passion is for the 1911. I just can't seem to get enough of em.
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I have the 9mm 26 compact which is my main carry, I also got the .380 42 model. I recommend glock highly...very dependable.
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I own one Glock, and I consider it a decent Concealed carry pistol, however my real Passion is for the 1911. I just can't seem to get enough of em.
Damn...I thought I was bad, holy Batman!
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Is it time for a Glock? That's up to you. Have you shot one? Do you like it? Back when Glock was the only game in town, you had no choice. Today there are many manufacturers that produce a polymer framed, striker fired pistol, with overall better exterior contours and triggers right out of the box.

I'm not a Glock fan-boy or Glock hater. I see them as tools, no more or less. They right on the border of where any more minimalist or simple will make for a horrid pistol. They don't do any single thing outstandingly well. Rather they do everything markedly average. Again a tool, no more no less. I own three of them, two are in my carry rotation.



My most recent purchase was a Canik TP9 V2 (decock, with double strike). If you're just scratching an itch to acquire something other than a Ruger for range fun, a Canik TP9 series is a great choice that won't break the bank.



Otherwise, I highly recommend a CZ 75-series. They're all outstanding.







You could go for a 1911 chambered in 9mm.



If you think a 1911 chambered in anything other than .45 ACP is blasphemy, you can track down a decent used Browning Hi-Power.



Maybe you still want a polymer framed gun, but want a DA/SA. Take a look at a Sig SP2022.

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If I could only have one handgun it would be the Gen 4 Glock 19.
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